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How do you leave east side 606?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Iplixian Jun 11.

Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
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Started this discussion. Last reply by BertG Apr 29.

Safe to ride Jackson on West Side?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Mar 16.

How are you keeping warm?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Dec 21, 2019.

Recycling old helmets

Started Nov 28, 2019

Go left of parking buses
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Started this discussion. Last reply by N It 2 Win It 2.0 Nov 29, 2019.

Use the whole lane if you need to!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Jun 5, 2019.

Where to enter a bike lane suggestion?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Jun 5, 2019.

Anyone biking near Homan and Van Buren?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by marshmonster Mar 20, 2019.

Divvy seat is a bummer - pun intended
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jun 12, 2017.

 

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Philip Iplixian replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How do you leave east side 606?
"The east terminus of the 606 dumps you onto N. Marshfield Ave. Cortland has recently been improved from Marshfield east to Elston. It's repaved with repainted green bike lanes. Unfortunately, after a heavy rain, Cortland eastbound bike lane…"
Jun 11
BertG replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"I recently installed an Origin8 front rack on my Marin Gestalt! I love it so much. It makes grocery shopping so much easier since I can stack the heavy groceries or six-pack on it with a cargo net to hold it in place. I also use my huge Timbuk2…"
Apr 29
Elwood Gruschow replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"I am purchasing a MSA comfo 2 respirator.  It is big it is ugly, but I hope it does the job.  In heavy breathing my cloth masks leak around all sides.  I have not been outside since March 17th and am planning to go out June 4th.…"
Apr 29
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How do you leave east side 606?
"You have to take Cortland across Ashland.  That is one shitty intersection.  But once across that, Cortland is OK."
Apr 24
dav replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How do you leave east side 606?
"Go north to Cortland and take Cortland east."
Apr 23
Gage B. replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How do you leave east side 606?
"You don’t. It’s closed. Lightfoot is looking for you."
Apr 22
SlowCoachOnTheRoad posted a discussion

How do you leave east side 606?

Embarrassed to admit I've never done 606. That's because I've driven by car past the eastern exit and it looks like a bad spot for a bike - Ashland and Van Cortland with Elston further east. If I want to leave the eastern end of 606 to go further east then north, east of Ashland, how do you do it? (safely) See More
Apr 22
Tooscrapps replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"High-quality bib shorts."
Apr 22
Len Krietz replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"Love my Selle Anatomica H2 on my road bike.  Most comfortable saddle I ever owned.  Got an R2 in Feb for my Utility/Gravel/City bike (so I don't have to deal with the leather/water issues) but its not as comfortable, good but not an…"
Apr 21
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"Selle Anatomica saddle.  It's got a super long nose and a huge cutout.  Nothing is more comfortable.  Thieves don't seem to want it like they do Brooks."
Apr 21
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"-Squishy neoprene seat with a carved out middle for sure.  -Water bottle with tube and one way valve on neck strap so I don't even have to reach down for a drink.  (sounds like a lotta work to do that, yes?)  -2nd water bottle…"
Apr 19
SlowCoachOnTheRoad posted a discussion

Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle

Neck gaiter on cold days, great for windy days too, which can be pulled up over face for immediate transformation into Iron Man Any jacket that completely cuts off wind on a cold day (mine's a fake leather jacket) for amazing the pedestrians who think you're freezing when you're probably sweatingFor cold days, a jacket with a hoodie that can go under the helmet and protect your ears and top of head, for winter blissBike helmet mirror that lets you see what four wheeled monster might be…See More
Apr 18
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Safe to ride Jackson on West Side?
"Yeah, I do like Lake, although I had a bad rim after a pot-hole had misbehaved along there. "
Mar 16
BN replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Safe to ride Jackson on West Side?
"Lake has protected bike lanes which are under the L tracks that I've used. Just watch out for some broken glass...."
Mar 14
Doug Haynes replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Safe to ride Jackson on West Side?
"Yes.It's fine at all times."
Mar 10
ad replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Safe to ride Jackson on West Side?
"Hard to say why local residents feel the area might not be safe.  Touhy-Herbert Park, and a few of the other parks near Jackson on the Near West Side, have had gang party problems in the evenings during the warm months, and those issues have…"
Mar 9

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